Kali's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-20

It was a PLEASURE training with your pooch today and we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals, skills and improve your relationship.

Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!

"I trained hard, I played hard! Please find below the skills we worked on and my results. I look forward to showing you what I learnt and working on them more with you!" If you have any questions about the skills we trained please feel free to contact todays trainer."

Skill Comment We focused on Grade
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Kali began his day with ‘red light green light’, incorporating his ‘drop’ skill. Kali has great knowledge of this skill, so the trainer wanted to test him by getting him razzed up and playing. From the very beginning Kali would stop his play and drop exactly when told, which is fantastic!! It shows his listening and focus is immaculate. Keep on practicing this at home and see if you can find something much more tempting than a tug toy and ask for a drop. If he doesn’t, remember to use his non-reward marker “ah ah” and try again. Amazing work Kali! Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Kali’s next session was focused on his ‘loose lead’ walking outside with dog distractions. Kali had beautiful engagement and was not phased by the other dog at all! At first the trainer had him in a drop when the dog came out, just so he was in a controlled position to get used to their presence. The trainer then began walking with him and Kali’s eyes barely left the trainers, which is exactly what we want! If you are struggling with other dogs at home, don’t be scared to start him in a controlled position to get him used to them, then slowly start walking with him and if needed, use frequent rewards to keep his attention on you. Amazing work!! Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: To finish up, Kali worked on his ‘door manners’ as he was quite pushy going through doors today. The trainer would put Kali in a drop (you can do another controlled position, like sit), and slowly open the door. Kali is very excitable and struggled to remain in his drop and wait to be released. The trainer used his non-reward marker “ah ah”, and reposition him back into his drop. After a few repetitions of this he started to get the hang of it, but still broke if the door was opened too quick. Keep persisting with this at home and slowly increase the speed of the door opening. Great efforts today, Kali! Focus: Manners B

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A: Outstanding (90 – 100%) I understand my training, Neat & Complete! Ready to move on to higher difficulty & distraction
B: Great Work (80-89%) I mostly understand, Almost neat & complete! Needs practice in some areas. Mild distractions
C: Well Done (70-79%) Some good progress. Needs work, but on my way. Still learning. Low distractions.
D: Beginning (60-69%) My journey is just beginning, I don’t understand just yet. Introduction phase. No distraction.
E: Unable to Progress. Needs major focus, seek further options to assist.

X: Not gradable, the focus was on Enrichment, Socialisation & Engagement.

 

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